Data Engineer

| Greater LA Area
Aspiration is the first VC-backed neobank on a mission to be the leading consumer financial services brand and company focused on sustainability and the environment. At Aspiration, we created the category of sustainable, socially responsible retail consumer finance. We offer unique financial products to let people save, spend, and invest their money in ways that make them more financially secure and align with their personal values. Unlike other financial institutions, Aspiration is committed to building a relationship with our customers based on trust and aligning the customer’s success with our own. Aspiration has raised over $200M in funding to date, and is growing quickly.
We are looking for smart and highly motivated individuals of our Data Engineering team to contribute towards the success of Aspiration goals - to bring fair financial products to masses. This is a hands-on technical role and will be responsible for building scalable solutions as it relates to data architecture strategies, data standards, and data integration tools.

What You'll Do

  • Build and extend a scalable and modern data analytical environment
  • Architect, design and develop end-to-end data pipelines across multiple data sources and systems of record
  • Develop, design data models, data structures for data acquisition and manipulation purposes
  • Build custom metadata-driven frameworks using programming languages as well as leveraging off-the-shelf integration tools, as appropriate
  • Create ETL/ELT processes based on mapping specification documents (STMs)
  • Ensure data quality, integrity, security and completeness throughout the data lifecycle
  • Perform ongoing monitoring, automation and refinement of data engineering solutions
  • Surface data in company chosen BI tool for self-service usage
  • Analytical infrastructure support and enhancement
  • Enable data science team by providing necessary infrastructure and tools
  • Interface closely with product, engineering and business divisions
  • Deep understanding of the cloud offerings and engage in quick proof of concepts and proof of value in prototyping data and analytics solutions and derive viability
  • Ability to interact with the business stakeholders to understand requirements and translate into technical solutions
  • Build and meet project timelines and manage delivery commitments with proper communication to management

What You'll Bring

  • 5+ years of experience with SQL
  • 5+ years of experience in ETL concepts/technologies and data modeling
  • Thorough understanding of relational and analytical databases
  • Strong technical, logical and problem-solving skills
  • Experience with working on multiple tasks/projects in parallel
  • Ability to manage multiple deliverables in a highly energized and fast-paced environment within a framework of constantly shifting deadlines and deliverables
  • Working experience in a fast-paced and agile environment
  • Ability to work well in a team environment and brainstorm ideas with other team members.
  • Flexibility to adapt to a change and willing to learn and develop new skill sets as applicable
  • Ability to learn new technologies without formal training
  • Experience with ETL/ELT tools, e.g. Matillion, Talend, Pentaho, SyncSort, SSIS is a big plus
  • Experience with BI tools, e.g. Looker, Tableau, MicroStrategy, Mode is a big plus
  • Experience in programming/scripting languages (c#/java/bash/powershell/ruby/python) is a big plus
  • Experience with Snowflake,Amazon Redshift, S3, Elastic MapReduce, Hive, and other AWS services, or equivalent technologies is a big plus
  • Experience ingesting and transforming data from APIs is a big plus
  • Experience with real-time data capture, processing, and storing using technologies like Kafka, AWS Kinesis.
  • Prior experience with MPP databases and maintaining a large amount of data processing is a big plus

What You'll Get

  • Work for a mission-driven company to transform the lives of millions by building a better, values-oriented financial firm
  • Competitive Salary and Equity Incentives
  • Robust Healthcare Plans (medical, dental, vision)
  • 401K & Unlimited Vacation Time
  • Diverse & Inclusive Culture

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We're located in Marina Del Rey, steps from bars, shops, and restaurants. On Fridays there's a local farmer's market right on our block!

An Insider's view of Aspiration

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Aspiration has some of the smartest, most hard-working, and fun people I have ever worked with. The vibe is very fast-paced and exciting, and management is good at adjusting to different people’s work styles, allowing employees to work remotely and even bring their pups in on Fridays.


Data Analyst

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

We use cutting edge technology to solve both dated financial problems and problems that impact our environment. Aspiration is unique in that we are a financial firm focused on environmentalism while putting people before profits. For every solution we have to a banking problem, we're challenged with having an equal or greater impact on the world.


Product Manager

How does the company support your career growth?

I joined Aspiration as an Account Manager. Now, I manage an affiliate program of 80+ accounts and support our direct media partners. In 1 year, I've grown beyond my own expectations. From leading a large product implementation to planning off-site activation events, my need of not being in a complacent position has been met from the moment I joined


Affiliate Manager

What are Aspiration Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Aspiration has participated in several volunteering activities, including Heal the Bay beach clean ups, LA Tech Gives Back beautification projects, and card making for Children's Hospital of LA.
Partners with Nonprofits
Aspiration partners with Accion, a nonprofit specializing in microloans. We give 10% of every dollar we earn to low-income Americans, funding up to $5,000 per person to jumpstart new businesses.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Aspiration has a communication committee that works to organize all-hands meetings, lunch and learns, and team-building events.
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Open office floor plan
Documented equal pay policy
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Aspiration employees can contribute up to $2600 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Disability insurance covers 60% of annual salary up to the maximum plan limit for up to 13 weeks.
Dental Benefits
Our dental plan covers 90% of premiums.
Vision Benefits
Aspiration covers 90% of premiums for vision coverage.
Health Insurance Benefits
Aspiration's health insurance policy covers 90% of medical premiums.
Life Insurance
Aspiration pays for basic life insurance coverage valued at $20,000 Basic Life & AD&D.
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Stock options are available to fulltime employees
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Aspiration provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Acme Co. hosts company outings Quarterly.
We offer employees Free on-site garage parking.
Pet Friendly
Aspiration's pet policy is Occasional bring your pet to work days.
Relocation Assistance
Our relocation assistance plan offers a maximum reimbursement of $5000.
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Aspiration hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
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